Friday, January 20, 2012

First Project of the Year

When we my husband put the crown moulding up in the living and dining rooms several months ago,
he mentioned that the walls needed to be painted. 
Well, I love a change
and welcome an opportunity or excuse to make a change. 
But, I do not love and welcome the mess!!!

This is part of the "stuff" from my server and china cabinet.
Having it emptied out gives me a
good time to reorganize my treasures.

See the diff in the old (at the bottom)
and the new color.
We're putting up chair moulding,
so there was no need to paint
the new color at the bottom of the wall.

Applesauce Cake
on the wall
chair railing
up and primed.

Trimming in the LR
See the diff.

much better!
All painted and everything back in place.
I'm still debating about putting up
picture frame moulding on the
DR wall. 
 Maybe next week,
or the week after.
Actually, I ran out of paper
(not really, but I wasted several pieces)
trying to figure how to lay it out
and make the panels pleasing to the
eye since we have different size walls.

We moved the plate rack from
the other side of the DR
to this spot.

I've had these for several years
and never gotten tired of them. 

The new color goes well with all my things.

And, after living with and looking at
the new color, I'm happy with it.
At first, I thought it was too dark.

I'm so glad we did the chair rail and white -
this really helped to "lighten up" the room.

LR all back together too!!!

 ~ Symmetrical ~
I decided I need to have balance,
so I am using
companion prints on
either side of the window.
These are the botanical prints
I found a while back.

And the silhouettes of the "Grands"moved in here from the DR.

A good corner for some
Quiet Time.

Bright sunshine - but cold air today.

An old oil painting that's been in the storage room
for years and years.

But, I decided to use it here even though it has blue.
But I don't know what other color I would want
God's pretty sky and water to be.
(If the "Decorator Police" come after me,
I'll just lock the door and hide!!!)

Symetrical on one side of the room,
but not here.
Decided the birds didn't need to be split up.

As you can probably tell, I don't follow any
decorator's advice - just my own eye. 
And, if I don't like it today,
I can move it around tomorrow.
I've been known to do this a few times in the past,
just ask my sweet husband and painter
who without his help, none of this would be possible.
I'm a lousy painter and this project took
six days to complete.

Now, on the the next project.
Until then,

May God Bless You and Yours!

I'm linking to
The Shabby Nest 

Feathered Nest Friday

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! The new color is so rich. And the crown molding and chair rail is amazing!